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Optimum grease quantity for roller bearing lubrication

Authors
Journal
Tribology International
0301-679X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0301-679x(79)90158-0

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the effect of the amount of lubricating grease on both temperature and frictional characteristics of rolling bearings. The test rig allows experimental work to be conducted on rolling bearings of various types and sizes with controlled quantities of grease being injected into them. Applied load, rotational speed, frictional torque, and bearing operating temperature are measured. For the rolling bearing tested, the bearing temperature rises with increase in the amount of grease supplied, rotational journal speed, and applied load: frictional drag displays a minimum value which corresponds to the optimum quantity of grease in the bearing

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